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Alec Salloum

I’ve been interested in writing for most of my life and am excited to be working at the Carillon. I love to cook, recently got into woodworking and am constantly reading something.

Hospital Crisis Averted

“The government is working with the Saskatchewan Medical Association on a range of initiatives to recruit and retain physicians, and we are making progress.” - Tyler McMurchy, of the Ministry of Health, and Dallas Carpenter, from the Saskatchewan Medical Association

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Sri Lankan War Crimes

“Canada is deeply concerned about the situation in Sri Lanka. The absence of accountability for the serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian standards during and after the civil war is unacceptable.” – Prime Minister Stephen Harper

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Bitcoins Ruling

“It can be used to purchase goods that it is limited to those places that accept it as currency. However, it can also be exchanged for conventional currencies, such as the U.S. dollar, Euro, Yen, and Yuan. Therefore, Bitcoin is a currency or form of money.” – Judge Amos Maazant

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Canadians detained

“If you look at any given time, there are about 1,800 to 2,000 Canadians in a foreign jail. The majority of them relate to drugs, and then it spirals out from that: assault, murder, rape. And you get robbery, fraud, all of those things crop up in these cases.” - Henry Garfield Pardy, retired diplomat from the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs

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Tripoli Troubles

“Since August 2013, the United Nations reported 2 million Syrians have been displaced and found refuge in nearby countries. Lebanon has taken in approximately 667,000 refugees, accounting for one in three displaced Syrians.” – Alec Salloum

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